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Chayah Ministries Inc

Using the power and virtue of the horse to help heal the human soul.

Brenham, TX   |  http://www.chayahministries.org

Mission

Chayah Ministries is a 501.C3 nonprofit specializing in providing trauma informed services to individuals who have suffered trauma. Our programs serve military veterans, military families, foster families, victims of human trafficking, and at risk youth, using a variety of evidence-based interventions. Our primary intervention is equine assisted psychotherapy and learning and therapeutic riding.

Ruling year info

2021

Co-founder & Executive Director

Sherri Clement

Equine Programs Director

Gayle Brittain

Main address

13744 Whitman Rd

Brenham, TX 77833 USA

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EIN

85-3962885

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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Our programs

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Veteran Program

Chayah Ministries provides resources and therapy to military veterans and their families. We provide equine assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding, and learning to help individuals heal from acute or complex trauma, especially PTSD. Equine therapy is a highly effective, evidence-based intervention. We also provide counseling and therapy for other mental health issues and help to reconnect families and improve relationships. We also provide groups or families with an intensive weekend, called "The Outpost Experience". This weekend of experiential therapies and other activities promotes healing, trust and personal growth while building a support team and comradery.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel
Veterans
At-risk youth
Victims of conflict and war

Chayah Ministries provides care and resources to victims of human trafficking for all ages and all genders. With extensive experience in serving this population both in California and Texas, our team provides the following services: counseling, equine assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding and learning, life skills training, tutoring, help with getting a GED and college scholarships, art therapy, and providing temporary emergency shelter for adult victims. We partner with foster care agencies to provide therapy for the foster children as we are a Star Health Provider (NPI - 1164011292)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Sex workers
At-risk youth

Chayah Ministries provides support to foster families in the form of wrap around services. We are a Star Health provider (NPI 1164011292) and can provide professional counseling, equine assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding and learning, life skills training, parenting classes, training to foster parents who care for children rescued from human sex trafficking, PRIDE training, tutoring, respite care, assistance with transportation to and from appointments, and more. Our expertise is in helping children with behavioral and developmental problems and helping families learn skills using Trust Based Relational Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques. We offer our services to foster care homes, agencies, and residential treatment centers.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth
Parents
At-risk youth
Victims of crime and abuse

Chayah Ministries provides equine assisted psychotherapy and learning to individuals and groups for the following mental and behavioral health issues: Low self-esteem, body image disorders, attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, cognitive disorders, relationship problems, memory impairment, sensory deficits, self-harm, Post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), developmental disorders, learning disorders, brain injury, communication disorders, substance-related disorders, mood disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, eating disorders, impulse-control disorders, personality disorders, and more.

Equine assisted therapy is a form of experiential therapy that includes horses, equine specialist and mental health professional working together with a client to create positive change.

Population(s) Served
Families
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people
Veterans
Foster and adoptive children

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Financials

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Chayah Ministries Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Shane Clement

Sherri Clement

Chayah Ministries

Suzanne Bettencourt

Texas A&M

Tamara Beard

Chayah Ministries

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability